The Danger Of Drinking Alcohol
By David J. Stewart
Genesis 19:32, “Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.”
Wine is so deadly. Untold numbers of people have committed unthinkable sins and crimes while under the influence of alcohol. Lot chose to get drunk; but he lost his mind after that, making himself vulnerable to wickedness. The first recorded incident of incest in the Bible involved ALCOHOL. Lot and/or his daughters brought alcohol out of Sodom with them. Lots daughter's were grown women, both having husbands that perished in Sodom when God destroyed it. Lot's daughters thought evil, conspiring to get their father drunk to have sex with him, so they could preserve their seed. Lot didn't even know what had happened the Bible says. Here's the Biblical account of what happened...
Genesis 19:32-38, “Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our Father. And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day. And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.”
Lot didn't intend on committing incest with his daughters. It was his daughters that deceived him. Lot was out of his mind, consumed with alcohol. Lot's sin was not incest, because his daughters did that to him. Lot was drunk and couldn't help himself. But Lot's sin was drinking booze! Lot was fully aware when he drank the alcohol. Lot knew he was drinking too much. Lot knew what he was doing. Lot chose to get drunk, and then lost his mind. Oh, do you see the evils of beer and hard alcohol?
Beer is far more dangerous than hard alcohol, because people don't feel threatened by it near as much. People feel comfortable drinking beer, and so they let their guard down and easily drink too much, getting drunk. By the way, most traffick related fatalities involving alcohol are caused by drivers WITHIN THE LEGAL LIMIT. The legal BAC (blood alcohol concentration) limit is .08, which is ridiculous in my opinion. At .04 BAC any legitimate company would fire you. Most companies would fire you at .01 BAC. Most drivers who kill others are at .05 or .04 BAC. Oh, how booze deceives people! Proverbs 20:1, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”
Read what the Bible has to say about alcohol and the drunkard...
Proverbs 23:29-35, “Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.”
The closer you get to God the closer you get to the Devil, because the Devil is continually at the throne of God accusing believers day and night (Revelation 12:10).
Learn a lesson from sinful Lot. If you choose to drink alcohol, then you will eventually drink too much (it's a natural temptation with booze). And then you will commit unthinkable acts of debauchery and sin. It is a sin to get drunk (1st Corinthians 6:9-10). Lot choose to sin by choosing to drink much alcohol. What followed was beyond his comprehension.
A man in prison couldn't believe the next day when he sobered up, that he had beat his wife, and taken a kitchen knife to his son, cutting his son's head off. Oh, the Devil is a liar! Listen to the account yourself in the shocking sermon, ALCOHOL: PUBLIC ENEMY # 1 by Pastor Danny Castle. Here's a video of the same sermon. Woe unto beer-drinkers and the filthy booze cartel!
Photo to left: a Viper fish from the deep sea. This is a good symbol of sin today. It will bite and mortally wound you. Few people fear God these days, and therefore they don't fear sin. The Bible warns in Ecclesiastes 12:14 that men shall give account for every work, whether it be good or bad.
We are living in the perilous times as prophesied in 2nd Timothy 3:1-5, when people would become lovers of themselves—totally selfish, self-centered and self-righteous.
Actress and Playboy centerfold, Jenny McCarthy mocks God frequently, making jokes about dating Jesus...
“I'm looking at a picture of Jesus on the wall. I would have totally dated Jesus. Love that beard. Too bad he's dead.” —Jenny McCarthy
Miss McCarthy, as do many adulterous women today, refer to their sexual immorality as a “relationship.” When a women says, “I'm not in a relationship right now,” what she means is “I have temporarily quit whoring around.” God's plan is marriage. I'm not condemning Jenny nor anyone else, but whorish women posing in pornographic magazines is evil. America is going to Hell and the wicked think it's funny, something to laugh and joke about. God is not amused!
My friend, if you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of God Who died, was buried and rose again for your sins, and you've made that your hope for Heaven by believing on His name, then you are a born-again child of God.
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God loves people and doesn't want anyone to end up like Amy Winehouse. Amy chose to live in sin for the Devil. The Proverbs warns much about the foolishness of the wicked. Billy Joel sings “only the good die young,” but the Bible teaches in Proverbs 10:27, “The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.”
So many people think they know what Christianity is all about, but they don't get it. They don't truly understand what's going on. I often hear people who profess to be Christians ask why all the different religions fight with each other instead of uniting? They are not saved. If they don't see what's wrong with Roman Catholicism, then they don't know how they got saved, because THEY DIDN'T. That shows their woeful ignorance of Satan and how the Devil deceives people. Catholics ADD keeping the seven-sacraments to be saved. They require water baptism like Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses and Church of Christ false cults do. Water Baptism is one's public profession of faith. A Wedding ring doesn't make a person married, it just symbolizes one's marriage. Likewise, Water Baptism doesn't save anyone, it just symbolizes your faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ (the Gospel).
Most professed Christians are unsaved and headed straight for hellfire. They've be led astray from the doctrine of Christ by manmade traditions—led into the Devil's lie that a person must receive Jesus as Lord of their life to be saved—surrendering all to God, making a commitment to Jesus, forsaking the world, giving up sinful bad habits, praying a sinner's prayer, walking an alter, et cetera. However, the Bible simply says in Acts 16:30-31, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” That's it my friend—believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus died, was buried and rose from the dead three days later. This is the Gospel (good news) of Christ crucified and risen. If you believe (trust) the Gospel, you are saved. If you receive the Gospel as payment for YOUR SINS, then you are saved. 1st Corinthians 15:1-4 defines the Gospel...
1st Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.”
It's ok to prayer a sinner's prayer, but it's not the prayer that saved you. Your faith in Christ's death, burial and resurrection saves you. Amen! Do you believe my friend? Have you accepted Jesus as the Christ, the only begotten Son of God, Whom the Father sent into the world to pay for our sins? John 20:31, “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
Anytime a famous person's death is published in the news, the first thought I have is, Did their eternal soul go to heaven or hell? Did Amy go to Heaven or Hell. I wonder and I know you do too. Did she believe the Gospel? If not, it is eternally too late for her. Although gifted as a singer and musician, her life was sad, tragic and pathetic. The only thing that matters now is what she did with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Being idolized by the world doesn't save anyone from Hell. Having a great fortune doesn't purchase a place in heaven. God is not impressed with worldly fame. God is not impressed with great riches and musical talent. God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to die on the cross to pay for Amy Winehouse's sins. God offered her the free gift of eternal life. God gave her decades to accept the free gift of eternal life. I doubt if she did. Did she ever accept Him? If not, it is eternally too late for her. It is not yet too late for you.
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“It is the only happy life to live for the salvation of souls.”
—Pastor Dwight L. Moody
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The Bible tells us that salvation comes only to those who enter through the DOOR into Heaven. John 10:1, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.” This door is the STRAIGHT GATE which leadeth unto life...
Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
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